A restored World War II B-17 bomber buzzed the skies of Kansas City.
The "flying fortress" is on a mission this weekend to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the Memphis Belle's historic last flight.
The Memphis Belle was the first B-17 to complete 25 missions during the war.
Ninety-five-year-old World War II veteran Jake Simonitsch served in the Air Force during the war. He was able to relive those moments on the B-17.
"Oh the ride was great, it was just like the old days. It was a little nosier," said Simonitsch.
For many, having the chance to go inside this historic B-17 bomber is a once in a lifetime opportunity which is why the Liberty Foundation travels across the country to make it available to the public and honor veterans.
"It's an honor and a privilege to be able to do this. Without them we'd probably be speaking German today," said Ron Gause with the Liberty Foundation.
You can get a feel for what the B-17 was like Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, at the Charles B. Wheeler Airport in Kansas City.
The restored Memphis Belle will be on display to the public.
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